slack

State of Surveillance

The NSA Uses Slack. Why?

The United States' top digital surveillance agency is using an off-the-shelf version of Slack. For what? They should tell us!
Derek Mead
8.15.19
Internet

The 'Dusty Stick' Is the Best Slack Emoji That Nobody Uses

What does it mean? Where did it come from? And why isn't everyone as obsessed with it as we are?
Drew Schwartz
6.24.19
HACK

Slack Warns Investors It's a Target for Nation-State Hacking

As Slack prepares to go public, the company is warning potential investors that it's a target for malicious attacks from “sophisticated organized crime, nation-state, and nation-state supported actors,” according to an SEC filing published today.
Caroline Haskins
4.26.19
iran

Slack Bans Iranian Academic Living in Canada Because of Sanctions

An Iranian academic says Slack banned him from the communication platform due to US sanctions. But the academic does not live in Iran; he’s in Canada.
Joseph Cox
12.20.18
Work

You Can Now Receive Slack Messages Inside a Super Nintendo Game

Defying the laws of God and man, this engineer got Slack working inside an old Japanese SNES game.
Ian Birnbaum
10.22.18
encryption

Slack Doesn’t Have End-to-End Encryption Because Your Boss Doesn’t Want It

A former Slack employee and the company's current chief information security officer say that Slack's paying customers aren't that interested in end-to-end encryption.
Joseph Cox
10.16.18
encrypt all the things

You Can Finally Encrypt Slack Messages So Your Boss Can't Read Them

'Shhlack' allows you to send end-to-end encrypted messages within the popular chat app.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.18
STEP AHEAD

Revenge Porn Moves to Slack

In its continuing move from websites such as Anon-IB, revenge porn has shifted not only onto Discord, but now Slack as well.
Joseph Cox
3.8.18
Tedium

Why Did Slack Win Out Over IRC, Anyway?

Internet Relay Chat beat Slack to real-time chat by decades and helped define much of our early online culture, yet way more people use Slack. Why is that?
Ernie Smith
2.13.18
IC-Uh-O

All These Ethereum Scam Emails Are Destroying My Inbox

Help me.
Jordan Pearson
9.29.17
We're in the money

Ethereum's Biggest Hacking Problem Is Human Greed

The "world computer" has a people problem.
Jordan Pearson
8.21.17
psa

Journalists, Activists: Slack Doesn’t Strip Image Metadata

Slack and image metadata may only matter in particular circumstances, but it's always good to know the limits and implications of the tech you're using.
Joseph Cox
6.26.17
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